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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – July 7, 2017

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Fishing Report for Chilliwack to Vancouver – July 7, 2017

Hi and welcome to the GRFA fishing report updated on the  7th of July 2017.

The weather has been hot and the fishing very pleasurable. Here’s what’s happening on the fishing front for us…

2017.07.06 CThe fishing has been steady with a very healthy up-tick on bigger fish, seeing plenty of fish that get the blood boiling. The Fraser River has crested and is starting its slow decent. This opens more water to fish; as the currents subside we can anchor in more and different spots. This also gets the fish more spread out but they still seem to be clustered groups. What this mean to the angler is that they should be moving more. Even 100 feet can make the difference. Most of the fish we’re seeing are still fairly shallow, concentrate your efforts in the 25 to 35 feet of water with all the usual array of summer baits like Lampreys and dew worms.

Photo 2017-07-04, 4 58 45 PMThe Canyon is really feeling the effect of the dropping water and the fish have been biting well.  It’s dropping to the tune of 2 feet per day!! The fishing has been ultra-steady with good numbers of above average fish coming on every charter. If you are thinking of running this special piece of water keep in mind that is very “heavy” water and not for the timid or unexperienced jet boater. Please be very careful!! The canyon is a high water fishery and the sturgeon haunts are not always obvious as the water levels tend to hide the really good spots. If you’re interested in trying your hand at biggest of the big in one of the most spectacular venue’s in the world drop Rick a line and he’ll be more than happy to help organize one of our Ultimate Fraser Canyon Sturgeon trips with you.

Photo 2017-07-05, 4 28 51 PM (1)What better way is there to spend a warm summer day than sitting in a comfortable covered jet boat waiting on another bite from the almighty sturgeon.  With limited fishing pressure on the river this is a great time of year to get out and experience these dinosaurs of the deep. We offer half and full day outing’s via jet boat with nothing but the finest in guides and tackle. We pride ourselves in ensuring your day is as comfortable, safe and enjoyable as possible. Whatever your speed, we will cater to your needs. Call or email today.


20170607_125538Pitt River:

Last week saw a fresh bunch of fish show up, again not huge schools but some incredible specimens.. The fish have been scattered and it’s best to keep moving. Fly fishing is the choice of most anglers and a fast sink tip with different colored leach style streamer patterns in different color schemes are the norm.

Because the Pitt is glacier fed, water levels have still been fluctuating with any warm weather bumping the river up and cool days bringing it down fast. If you are interested in trying out this river for the first time please keep in mind that is boat access only and the river can be treacherous to run for a novice jet boater.Photo 2017-07-02, 12 09 12 PM

Great River Fishing Adventures guides have many years’ experience fishing the Upper Pitt River watershed and are knowledgeable about the area and effective techniques to target all species. As Jet Boats and experienced boat handling skills are required to access and fish this river, you rarely see other anglers, and more importantly this area is not over fished. It is truly an adventure that is easily accessible within a day from Vancouver. For a free personalized quote please drop Rick an email at

Chehalis River:

Water conditions are already low and low light periods are best. Most people fishing with drift gear and small egg like offereings. Look for more Chinook to enter the system as the summer progress’s.

Vedder / Chilliwack River:

Opened on Saturday (July 1st)!!! Although still very early we have heard of a few red chinook being taken!! They are very scattered at the moment and the numbers are not high. Look for  larger push’s of fish to show up in the next few weeks. Water conditions are ideal as I write this but with this hot weather and the freshet about done the water will be dropping steady now.  All the fish we heard about we’re taken on roe utilizing drift rods.

That’s all for now, until next time: tight lines and scream’n reels.



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